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A Conference on Family Protection and Diversity Organized by LGL at the Ministry of Justice

On September 29, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an international conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. The conference addressed the legal and social issues of family diversity and the recognition of LGBTIQ family rights, as well
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Garden Party Organized in Celebration of Upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames

On 15 July a garden party was organized at the lower garden of the Embassy of Denmark on the occasion of the upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen and Malmo. The party was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Sweden and the National LGBT rights organization LGL. “World Pride is here to celebrate
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Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) won the Google.org Impact Challenge

Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) is among the 13 organizations that won the Google.org Impact Challenge for Central and Eastern Europe. In total, €2 million will be distributed between those organizations for charitable projects promoting inclusive economic growth and creating equal chances for everyone to succeed in the digital world.  Technology has helped to ease the
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LGL Commemorates IDAHOT Together with its Allies at the Embassy of Sweden

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was commemorated at an event organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL together with the Embassy of Sweden in the courtyard of the Embassy in Vilnius on 17 May, 2021. The event was attended by LGBT rights activists, LGBT-friendly diplomatic missions, socially responsible business, media
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Rainbow Map 2021: Any Real Progress in Lithuania is Still Waiting to Happen

Newest ILGA-Europe’s annual Rainbow Europe Map and Index, ranking the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in 49 European countries found that the past 12 months have marked an unprecedented year in the Map’s 12-year history, with virtually no positive legislative change for LGBTI people in Europe. Lithuania contributes to this negative general trend,
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Amicus Brief Submitted in Relu-Adrian Coman and Others v. Romania

While Lithuania still remains among 6 European Union states that do not provide a gender-neutral Partnership alternative, National LGBTI Rights Organization LGL together with the international partners from the Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria continue to consolidate their efforts towards establishing a higher standard of protection within the regulation of the European Convention on Human

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Study Visit in Oslo: Acquaintance with Good Practices in Norway

On October 6-9, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized a study visit to Oslo for the partners of the project “Mainstreaming equal opportunities in twin cities (Vilnius-Oslo)”, during which meetings with various Norwegian organizations were organized. The study visit was participated by a delegation from Lithuania: representatives of LGL, Lithuanian Diversity Charter Association

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On September 29, 2021 the Swedish Embassy in Vilnius invited the participants of the conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” to a reception at the embassy. LGL would like to kindly thank the Embassy of Sweden for hosting a wonderful event. © Augustas Didžgalvis

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On September 29, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an international conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. The conference addressed the legal and social issues of family diversity and the recognition of LGBTIQ family rights, as well

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Family Diversity and Protection in a Democratic Society: Issues and Possibilities

R.I.S.E. project consortium seeks to discuss social and legal aspects of LGBTIQ+ family rights recognition in Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania and Poland as well as a wider international rainbow family context while reflecting on the negative psychological and economic effects of discrimination.  Register for online participation HERE Time:  September 29 10 AM – 3 PM EEST

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All you need to know about LGBT: Α new online app available for youngsters

Α new online app addressed to children and teenagers from 6-18 years old is now available for all. The app is available in Lithuanian language. The Diversity and Childhood is an interactive app that answers frequently asked questions by children and young people about LGBTI+ matters. You can download it for free here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/diversity-and-childhood/id1577170662. And

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On 2-3 September, 2021 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in the final conference and partner meeting of the international project “DIVERSITY-CHILDHOOD: Changing social attitudes towards gender diversity in children across Europe”. The conference was part of the project “DIVERSITY-CHILDHOOD: Changing social attitudes towards gender diversity in children across Europe”, which is

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On 28 August, 2021 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager at the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL, gave a presentation on “The Situation, Needs and Emotional Health of LGBT + Young People in Lithuania during the COVID-19 Pandemic” at the LGBT+ Conference “Colors” organized in Klaipeda for the prevention of bullying. During the presentation, the LGL Communication

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On 17-20 August, 2021 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in the human rights conference program and networking meetings of the WorldPride and EuroGames festival in Copenhagen. Participation in the human rights conference program and networking meetings of the WorldPride and EuroGames festival in Copenhagen is part of the project “Enhancing Nordic-Baltic

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Garden Party Organized in Celebration of Upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames

On 15 July a garden party was organized at the lower garden of the Embassy of Denmark on the occasion of the upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen and Malmo. The party was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Sweden and the National LGBT rights organization LGL. “World Pride is here to celebrate

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Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) won the Google.org Impact Challenge

Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) is among the 13 organizations that won the Google.org Impact Challenge for Central and Eastern Europe. In total, €2 million will be distributed between those organizations for charitable projects promoting inclusive economic growth and creating equal chances for everyone to succeed in the digital world.  Technology has helped to ease the

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Vladimir Simonko. Against the Current

Vladimir Simonko (57), the Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, chose a difficult life 30 years ago. Back then, when the Soviet Criminal Code was in force, which provided for maximum three years imprisonment for sexual intercourse between two men, he decided to openly admit that he was gay, made his story

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